South Asia related papers at the Development studies research conference at Lund University in January 2003:

A conference on Swedish Development Studies research, named ”Fattiga och rika. Aktuell utvecklingsforskning och dess villkor i Sverige” was organised by Sida/SAREC and Lund University on 9–11 January 2003.
The conditions for development research in Sweden was thoroughly discussed, and a large number of Swedish researchers presented their projects/programmes during the extremely fruitful conference.
Several of the projects are related to South Asia. A list of these follows, most of them accompanied by abstracts.

• Jan af Geijerstam, Dept of History of Science and Technology, KTH; Stockholm: Sweden, iron and India – on the relevance of historical studies. Read the abstract!

• Ishtiaq Ahmed, Dept of Political science, Stockholm University: Globalizations and the Hindu and Islamic Fundamentalist Responses: A Comparison. No abstract available

• Malin Arvidson, Dept of Sociology, Lund University: Disputing a development discourse: analysis of performance and motivation of local NGOs. Read the abstract!

• Henrik Berglund, Dept of Political science, Stockholm University: The Saffronisation of Civil Society - A Study of Hindu Nationalism and Organisational Life in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Read the abstract!

• Hans Blomkvist, Dept of Government, Uppsala University: That’s Why Social Capital Matters for the Poor. Read the abstract!

• Gunilla Blomqvist, Dept of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University: Culture, globalisation – Indian versus Western values. Read the abstract!

• Gunnel Cederlöf, Dept of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University: The Agency of the Colonial Subject: Claims and rights in nature, India. Read the abstract!

• Ylva Engwall and Per Knutsson, Section of Human Ecology; Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Human Conditions, Göteborg University: Deconstructing the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach. Read abstract!

Monica Erwér, Dept of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University: Gender politics in Kerala, South India. Read abstract!

• Birgitta Essén, Perinatal Research Group, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital MAS (Malmö), Lund University: Investing effectively in maternal health. Experiencies from Malaysia and Sri Lanka during 60 years, and Guatemala today. Read abstract!

• Anna Godhe, Marine Botany, Department of Marine Ecology, at Göteborg University: Molecular identification of marine harmful algae. Read abstract!

• Urban Hammar, Dept of Comparative Religion, Stockholm University: The Kalachakra Initiations of Dalai Lama and their Significance for the National Consciousness of the Tibetans in Exile. Read abstract!

• Sidsel Hansson, Dept of Theology; History of Religion: Frågor kring vatten och hälsa bland invånare i Varanasi, Indien. Read abstract!

• Per Hilding, Dept of Economic History, Stockholm University: Workers and Entrepreneura in the Sivakasi Match Industry. Read abstract!

• Peder Hjorth, Division of Water Resources Engineering, Dept of Construction and Environmental Technology, Lund Institute of Technology/Lund University: Knowledge Development and Management for Poverty Alleviation. Read abstract!

• Gunnar Jacks, Division of Land and Water Resources, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, KTH, Stockholm: Water supply – from the source to the mouth. Read abstract!

• Pia Karlsson, Institute of International Education (IIE), Stockholm University: Islamic and Modern Education in Afghanistan – Conflictual or Complementary? Read abstract!

• Jan Magnusson, School of Social Work, Lund University: The Baltistan Movement and the Emergence of Tibetan Identity in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. Read abstract!

• Nils-Axel Mörner, Unit of Palegeophysics and Geodynamics, Stockholm University: Freed from condemnation to become flooded. Read abstract!

• Anders Närman, Dept of Human and Economic Geography, at Göteborg University: Poverty and Power in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka. Read abstract!

• Camilla Orjuela, Dept of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University: Supporting Civil Society to Support Peace: Donors, NGOs and the Quest for Peace in Sri Lanka. Read abstract!

• Mattias Svensson, Department of Biotechnology, Lund University: Agrigas – Biogas from crop residues. Read abstract!

• Håkan Wallander, Microbial Ecology, Dept of Ecology, Lund University: Can fungal hyphae be used to counteract soil degradation? Read abstract!

• Sten Widmalm, Dept of Government, Uppsala University: Prerequisites for decentralisation - Health, Education and Panchayati Raj reforms in India. Read abstract!

• Aina Winsvold, Dept of Sociology, Lund University: When Working Children Unite. Read abstract!

• Stellan Vinthagen, Dept of Peace and Development Research, Göteborg University: A Movement Culture of Nonviolent Action. Read abstract!


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